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US blasts Sri Lanka after pro govt activists disrupt war widows meeting

Aug 05, 2014

US blasts Sri Lanka after pro govt activists disrupt war widows meeting

The US embassy said activists led by Buddhist monks stormed the meeting in Colombo on Monday and "behaved threateningly towards the families of the disappeared". #World #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #US Embassy #Buddhist Monks #war widows #Disappeared families #Free Media Movement
US' diplomats leave Libya as Benghazi attack return to haunt Obama

Jul 28, 2014

US' diplomats leave Libya as Benghazi attack return to haunt Obama

Republicans have been quick to characterize the chaos in Libya and the Benghazi attacks as further evidence of the administration's weak foreign policy. #Barack Obama #US #Tripoli #Libya #diplomacy #NewsTracker #Muammar Gaddafi #US Embassy #Benghazi attacks
Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit again as ISIL declares caliphate

Jul 01, 2014

Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit again as ISIL declares caliphate

Iraqi army spokesman Qassim Atta said declaring a caliphate could backfire by showing that Baghdadi's group posed a risk to other nations. #United States #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Iraq #Baghdad: #US Embassy #Tikrit #islamic-state #ISIL #Iraq crisis #Caliphate #US troops in Iraq
Iraq crisis: US to send 300 more troops amid security concerns

Jul 01, 2014

Iraq crisis: US to send 300 more troops amid security concerns

The Pentagon said about 200 forces arrived on Sunday in Iraq to reinforce security at the US embassy, its support facilities and Baghdad International Airport. #United States #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Pentagon #Iraq #Baghdad: #US Embassy #islamic-state #ISIL #Iraq crisis #Caliphate #US troops in Iraq
Iraq violence: US steps up security at embassy in Baghdad

Jun 16, 2014

Iraq violence: US steps up security at embassy in Baghdad

The US has augmented security at its embassy in Baghdad, from where it has relocated some of its staff in the face of a militant advance in the country, the State Department has said. #United States #US Army #Iraq #Baghdad: #US Embassy #US Marines #Jen Psaki

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Iraq violence: US steps up security at embassy in Baghdad

Aug 14, 2014

U.S. Embassy orders families out of Sierra Leone

The United States said on Thursday it had ordered family members at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown, Sierra Leone to depart because of limitations on regular medical care as a result of the Ebola outbreak...
Iraq violence: US steps up security at embassy in Baghdad

Aug 19, 2014

U.S. Embassy worker undaunted by Taliban attack, injuries

Lying in a ditch, his head throbbing from the bomb blast, Abbas Kamwand wiggled his toes. He was shocked to discover that he still could...
Iraq violence: US steps up security at embassy in Baghdad

Aug 19, 2014

Israel, held to an impossible standard

Cohen: Back in 1980, an Israeli diplomat met with Ronald Reagan as he was running for President. Reagan was furious over the hostages being held in the American Embassy in Iran and told the diplomat he could not understand why the U.S. didn’t do what... #Iran #Ronald Reagan